Press Releases

Apr 28, 2014

Statement on Killing of 22 People in the Central African Republic

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement after the killing 22 people, which included 15 tribal chiefs and three members of Doctors Without Borders, in the town of Nanga in the Central African Republic.

Apr 25, 2014

Statement on EPA Consent Order about AllenCo's South LA Site

Issues: Environment & Energy, Local Issues

Congresswoman Karen Bass issued the statement below regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) consent order requiring AllenCo Energy Inc. to make improvements at its oil and gas pumping facility in University Park.

Apr 24, 2014

Bass: Congress Needs to Reauthorize the Export-Import Bank Without Delay

Issues: Foreign Policy

Congressmember Karen Bass, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement released the following statement after the Export–Import Bank sent proposed reauthorization legislation to Congress calling for a five year extension and an increase in the Bank’s exposure limit.

Apr 18, 2014

Statement condemning attacks in South Sudan

Congressmember Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Africa, released the following statement condemning the attacks yesterday on UN peackeepers in South Sudan:

Apr 10, 2014

Statement in opposition to House Republicans passing the Ryan Budget

Issues: Jobs & the Economy

Representative Paul Ryan and House Republicans today took the poorly thought out ideas of previous Republican budget proposals and somehow managed to make them worse.

Mar 25, 2014

Readout of Workforce Development Visit by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx & Rep. Karen Bass

Issues: Jobs & the Economy, Transportation

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Calf.) visited L.A. Trade Tech College (LATTC) on Friday, March 21, visiting with students and faculty.

Mar 12, 2014

South Los Angeles elected leaders to host re-entry town hall for those leaving jail and prison

Representative Karen Bass, State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City) and Assemblymember Reginald Jones-Sawyer will join members of the community to share information about new laws and services impacting formerly incarcerated people and their families.

Feb 27, 2014

Statement on President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative

Issues: Civil Rights, Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass released the statement below following President Obama’s announcement of the “My Brother’s Keeper” Initiative.

Feb 27, 2014

Rep. Bass’ statement praising the Foreign Affairs Committee passage of the “Electrify Africa Act”

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement after the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the “Electrify Africa Act of 2013".

Feb 26, 2014

Rep. Karen Bass issues statement on two year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death

Issues: Civil Rights, Local Issues

Rep. Karen Bass released the following statement on the two year anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin.

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